Inside Northern Ireland’s Bushmills Distillery

Master blender Alex Thomas walks us through the facility and explains how part of her job is blending the brand's history with the future

The idyllic River Bush laps close to the walls of the Old Bushmills Distillery Co. With a 400-year history of making whiskey with this water, not only is Bushmills the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, but also the longest-running one in the world. Its new distillery building—opening in 2022—proves, however, that the brand continues to evolve. To learn more, we visited the site for a tour and …

The Dead Rabbit’s Irish Coffee Recipe

Noah Rothbaum secures the components for Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon's cocktail variation

There’s always a time and a place for an Irish Coffee—and if you’re going to commit to one, it might as well be the best. Spirits expert, Daily Beast Senior Editor and CH friend Noah Rothbaum might have just uncovered exactly that. Not only did Rothbaum secure the recipe for the Dead Rabbit‘s Irish Coffee, he also makes the case for having one when at …

Bushmills’ Red Bush Irish Whiskey

A new bourbon-like expression just in time for St Patrick's Day

As we’ve noted for years now, the state of Irish whiskey remains strong. Typically lighter and sweeter than its Scottish peers, Irish whiskey’s an easy entry point to the brown spirits world, but allows for plenty of room to investigate nuance and depth. There’s a substantial amount of both in Bushmills‘ new Red Bush, an expression they’ve produced with the American bourbon drinker in mind. …